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Inside Out and Back Again

Strength in the Face of Adversity

Books to inspire fortitude in readers of all ages

Are you looking for ways to build your bravery? Are you trying to figure out what hardships people have overcome in the past? Take a stand with these books that focus on children and adults staying true to their values despite their challenging and unjust circumstances.   For Younger Children (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)

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Kids LOVE Karaoke

Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on The Voice or Lip Sync Battle? Join us for Kid's Club on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 at 4:00 p.m. to practice your favorite songs and show off your vocal gifts in our friendly environment! With adult chaperone's signed permission, we can also make a fun music video of the performances.

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If You Give a Blogger a Book Deal

They’ll Want a YouTube Channel

Whether it’s a writer of a food blog or the star of a YouTube Channel, books by Internet celebrities are here to stay. The wave of bloggers and YouTube celebrities turned writers has been going strong since the medium gained popularity in the early 2000’s. In many cases, these writers have challenged the odds to cultivate loyal, if sometimes niche, fan bases. In the end, the book still reigns supreme as these online personalities have gone on to write humor, how-to-guides, cookbooks, and even incredibly personal memoirs.

The Good Girls Revolt

Book Pairings for Amazon's "Good Girls Revolt"

"Maybe she felt like a soda bottle that the world was just shaking and shaking- and one day the cap comes off" - Patti Robinson

In March of 1970, Newsweek published a cover story on the Women's Liberation movement entitled "Women in Revolt". That same morning, 46 women employed at Newsweek held a press conference to announce they were suing the paper for gender discrimination. For viewers who can't get enough of the Amazon mini-series based on this historic event, below are some reads that provide a closer look into the era. 

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2017 Black History Month Lecture Series

Presented by C. R. Gibbs

Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m.   "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"

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Visualizing History

Explore the past with graphic novels and manga

There are so many different types of graphic novels and manga series to choose from that it can be hard to find things you’re really interested in reading about. And while superheroes or memoirs get a lot of attention, there’s something for every genre. Below is a list of historical fiction graphic novels and manga for people who want to be transported to different time periods.

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"The Crisis in Black Education"

Black History Month Lecture Series with C. R. Gibbs

C. R. Gibbs, author and researcher will give a series of two lectures at four DC Public Library's during Black History Month in February 2017. His topics will focus on the theme of "The Crisis in Black Education"  and what historical impact it has had on Washington DC and beyond.

"Witchy" by Carrie

Creative Halloween Contest Winners

The Southeast Library is happy to announce the winners of our second Annual Halloween Creative Contest. This year, in addition to drawings and pieces of art, contestants also entered written work, including short stories and poems. We had over 30 children enter and have winners in three categories. Artwork (Ages 5-8 years old) Carrie “Witchy” Artwork (Ages 9-12) Luke “Haunted House” Short Stories and Poems (All Ages) Co-Authors: Giaanjeet and Anders

Peekaboo Bedtime by Rachel Isadora

Baby Faves: Bedtime

Books to share with babies & toddlers, from birth through age two.

It is never too early to incorporate reading with your child into your daily routine. Aside from ensuring that reading is built right into your busy day, routines provide babies with the repetition necessary to make lasting brain connections! Routines also establish predictability, which is vital to even the youngest child's sense of security.

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Baby Faves: Splish Splash!

Books to share with babies & toddlers, from birth through age two.

Talking with your baby is a key early literacy practice -- it introduces babies to a variety of sounds and vocabulary and acquaints them with how language is structured into sentences and stories. Naming objects that your baby sees and talking about tasks -- like grocery shopping or washing dishes -- as you're doing them are simple ways to engage babies' brains.

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